From BBC News
- U-Turn fails to end Brazil protests: Brazilian authorities promise to reverse public transport fare rises that sparked unrest, but nationwide protests continue unabated.
- Singapore smog hits Hazardous levels: Singapore and Indonesia schedule an emergency meeting after haze in Singapore soars to hazardous levels, breaking all previous records.
- Sectarian spillover: Syria conflict threatens delicate peace in next-door Lebanon
- Berlin increases security for Obama visit